Hire a Live-in Caregiver
If you need someone to care for your older relative or loved one, hiring a live-in caregiver is the best option. However, finding the best live-in caregiver can be a daunting task. Besides, not knowing how to go about it, you will often worry about getting the right caregiver for your loved one. Fortunately, you are going to know all the steps involved in hiring a live-in caregiver with Morgan & Mallet, the leading agency in finding Household Staff.
When hiring a live-in caregiver, be specific about what you want. If there are any skills, you want your caregiver to possess, ensure you state them clearly in the job description. In addition, state the pay and how many hours of care your loved one needs. Uncertain about the qualities you want your caregiver to possess? Study your older loved one and think of the caregiver he or she needs.
Ensure the Pay is Fair
If you want to interview only the best candidates for the caregiver role, ensure the payment stated in the job description is fair. When the pay you fix is below average, you may applicants that do not possess all the skills you require in a live-in caregiver. However, if you're using an agency to hire a caregiver, the pay is already fixed, so you have nothing to worry about.
Conduct Multiple Interviews
When finding the right live-in caregiver for your older loved one, one interview is not enough. Morgan & Mallet will conduct two to three interviews all to know the candidate better. In addition, you can give a candidate who you find impressive the chance to take care of your older loved one for a while. By the end of the trial period, you can decide if the candidate is worth hiring or not.
Ask a Lot of Questions
During the interview, we engage the prospective live-in caregiver with lots of questions. This way we will find out who they are and if they have the qualities you are looking for in a live-in caregiver. We'll also ask the candidates about their experiences as live-in caregivers. Some qualities you should look out for during the interview are compassion and trustworthiness.
Verify References and Prepare an Employment Contract
Even if we find the right candidate for the job, we will need to cross-check the references provided by that person. Verify if the live-in caregiver has a criminal record. In addition, we will prepare an employment contract which the candidate has to sign. This contract must include the job description and pay.
The Best Live-in Caregiver
Finding the right live-in caregiver for your older loved one can be easy if you follow the steps discussed in this article. To make the process a lot easier, you can contact our agency to help you find the right caregiver you need. We have the network and the experience to find the best.